F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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Hello there

I've been checking in on this forum since about April of this year as we make our way through our daughter's recovery from anorexia, and it's high time I say hello and tell you all your words and wisdom and grace have meant the absolute world to me through this journey.

Our daughter told me last winter she hadn't eaten for a week, and thus began her recovery - she was hospitalized within the week for food refusal and then quickly wt restored within a few months (with the goal wt increased by about another 10 lbs from the first one). We've moved on from her original treatment team at Kartini in Portland and are now working a more individualized program that works better for our daughter and our family. We are also addressing comorbid OCD and depression.

Anyway. Whenever I've needed direction, advice, or just to know we're somewhere "on the map" in this whole mind-bending journey into the upside-down, you've been here. It has, as I said, meant the world, and I am so very grateful. 


We can do hard things well...
Aw, bluerain, that is beautiful! We are very blessed to be here helping one another.  So glad your d is getting good care.

D in and out of EDNOS since age 8. dx RAN 2013. WR Aug '14. Graduated FBT June 2015 at 18 yrs old. [thumb]
Hi bluerain and a very warm welcome from Germany!
It is great that you have found us here and we are very pleased if we can help you. We have been in your shoes some time ago and we are all so blessed with this forum and the help we received from other parents. I am sure you can soon help others, too.
Please come here to ask and to vent and to tell us how you are doing.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Welcome from me as well, Bluerain. I'm happy to hear your d is so much better! This is a great place, isn't it? Here I've found other people who understand and can give great advice or just provide an eat when things are tough. I hope you will share your journey with us, we çan benefit from your experience. Please keep us updated with your d's progress 😁
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9 and started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. View my recipes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLW6A6sDO3ZDq8npNm8_ww